Permanently Bard

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THE HISTORY OF PERMANENTLY BARD
In 2010, Theatre Producer and Publican Tom Tucker dreamed up the idea of staging Shakespeare in his beer garden at the Rose & Crown in Ealing. That production of Much Ado About Nothing was subject to a torrential downpour all week, but the show went on. Some scenes were performed in wellingtons under umbrellas, but nothing seemed to dampen the spirits of the very eager audiences. For many, it was their first taste of Shakespeare, for others it shattered stereotypes of Shakespeare being stuffy or inaccessible.

By 2013, Tucker had founded Permanently Bard, a theatre company dedicated to the production of Shakespeare’s plays in pubs. After seven performances of Twelfth Night in two Fuller’s pubs in 2013, a plan was formulated to tour 12 pubs across the south of England summer 2014 performing the bard’s most popular play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fuller’s Inns Managing Director Jonathon Swaine said “I’d love more events like this to happen. Events like these put smiles on people’s faces. In this day and age, the more events that we can stage to help connect people like this together, as opposed to being in front of our TVs on our sofas, the better. They enrich our lives.”


Connected mandy members:

Sean Turner
Director
2015, The Shakespeare Shuffle: Macbeth, Director
Greenwich Theatre
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Paris and Prince Escalus
Lucy Aarden
Actor
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet
Open air gardens
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio
Richard Fish
Actor
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence
Tour
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Peter (Narrator/Chorus)
Fullers Bard in the Yard
2015, Romeo and Juliet, Wardrobe Superviser
Sean Turner
Director
2015, Romeo & Juliet, Director
Touring
2015, Macbeth - Shakespeare Shuffle, Third Witch
Greenwich Theatre
2015, Macbeth - Shakespeare Shuffle, Ross
Greenwich Theatre
Lucy Aarden
Actor
2015, Macbeth, First Witch
The Greenwich Theatre
Lucy Aarden
Actor
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena
Fullers
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Demetrius/Quince
Alicia Bennett
Actor, Singer
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena
The Boater, Bath
Richard Fish
Actor
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermia / Snout
2013, Twelth Night, Orsino
The Rose Bankside
2013, Twelth Night, Orsino
Rose and Crown
Richard Fish
Actor
2013, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Sir Toby Belch
The Rose Theatre Bankside
Sean Turner
Director
2013, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in The Garden), Director
Various (Touring)

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